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From:
Alberto Simões
Date:
November 1, 2012 07:42
Subject:
Re: perl 5.16.2 is now available
Message ID:
50928A33.1030107@alfarrabio.di.uminho.pt
Thank you all \o/

On 01/11/12 13:42, Ricardo Signes wrote:
>
>
>    Once upon a time Trurl the constructor built an eight-story thinking
>    machine.  When it was finished, he gave it a coat of white paint,
>    trimmed the edges in lavender, stepped back, squinted, then added a
>    little curlicue on the front and, where one might imagine the forehead
>    to be, a few pale orange polkadots.  Extremely pleased with himself,
>    he whistled an air and, as is always done on suh occasions, asked it
>    the ritual question of how much is two plus two.
>
>    The machine stirred.  Its tubes began to glow, its coils warmed up,
>    current coursed through all its circuits like a waterfall,
>    transformers hummed and throbbed, there was a clanging, and a
>    chugging, and such an ungodly racket that Trurl began to think of
>    adding a special mentation muffler.  Meanwhile the machine labored on,
>    as if it had been given the most difficult problem in the Universe to
>    solve; the ground shook, the sand slid underfoot from the vibration,
>    valves popped like champagne corks, the relays nearly gave way under
>    the strain.  At last, when Trurl had grown extremely impatient, the
>    machine ground to a halt and said in a voice like thunder: SEVEN!
>
>      -- Stanislaw Lem, The Cyberiad, Trurl's Machine
>
> We are happy to announce Perl 5.16.2, the third stable release of Perl
> 5.16.
>
> You will soon be able to download Perl 5.16.2 from your favorite CPAN
> mirror or find it at:
>
> https://metacpan.org/release/RJBS/perl-5.16.2/
>
> SHA1 digests for this release are:
>
>    674380237fa5a44447c6531e15bd3590d987e4b4  perl-5.16.2.tar.bz2
>    9e20e38e3460ebbac895341fd70a02189d03a490  perl-5.16.2.tar.gz
>
> You can find a full list of changes in the file "perldelta.pod" located in
> the "pod" directory inside the release and on the web.
>
> Perl 5.16.2 represents approximately 2 months of development since Perl
> 5.16.1 and contains approximately 740 lines of changes across 20 files
> from 9 authors.
>
> Perl continues to flourish into its third decade thanks to a vibrant
> community of users and developers. The following people are known to
> have contributed the improvements that became Perl 5.16.2:
>
> Andy Dougherty, Craig A. Berry, Darin McBride, Dominic Hargreaves, Karen
> Etheridge, Karl Williamson, Peter Martini, Ricardo Signes, Tony Cook.
>
> The list above is almost certainly incomplete as it is automatically
> generated from version control history. In particular, it does not
> include the names of the (very much appreciated) contributors who
> reported issues to the Perl bug tracker.
>
> We expect to release Perl 5.17.6 on November 11, 2012.  The next major
> stable release of Perl 5, version 5.18.0, should appear in May 2013.
>

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